So many good things around the internet this week! I should know – we have been deluged with rain since Wednesday, which has meant lots of time indoors. It’s raining again now, so while I hope for drier weather tomorrow, I’ll get right to the links for your weekend.
A humorous read: A Day At Home with A Newborn.
Our ‘Mommy’ Problem. “Somehow, as we’ve learned to treat children as people with desires and rights of their own, we’ve stopped treating ourselves and one another as such.” Does our culture demand that mothers be “all in all the time”? How does this square up to the “lean in” pressures are well? There are no right or wrong answers here, but I found this article encapsulated many of the frustrations that mothers face.
Finding your passion:
Great Forbes interview with Ina Garten of Barefoot Contessa. From nuclear policy analyst to restaurant owner to cookbook author. I wish I possessed her vision and ability to take that “big leap” from one career to the next.
I am curious if this planner would actually help me identify my passions in life. Also, why can’t I come up with a fascinating idea when I am stumped for “what’s next”?
Cultural miscommunication, even when you share a common language.
I am a triangle. This blog post has made the rounds in the expat world, but it is still one of the best explanations of what happens when you move overseas and the reverse culture shock if/when you move back.
And my favourite/favorite video of the week: The New York Times 36 Hours in Dublin. The video shares some of my most loved places in Dublin, from Fallon & Byrne and the Green Hen, to the National Museum. The video conveys the earnest spirit that so many Irish possess, and makes me proud to live here.